The Sad Truth About Hysterectomies

At least 1/3rd of the 600,000 hysterectomies performed each year are for uterine fibroids

This makes a hysterectomy the second most common surgery for women in the US; behind c-sections, but ahead of gallbladder, breast, and knee surgeries.

More than 95% of the 600,000 hysterectomies performed each year are not needed and could have been avoided with less invasive treatments developed within the last 15 years. Unfortunately, most women are told they have no alternates other than a hysterectomy when there are other viable options available for safely treating uterine fibroids.

Symptom relief is available without surgery, and without a hysterectomy

You don’t have to lose your uterus to eliminate uterine fibroid symptoms. Alternative treatments for uterine fibroids are available and include Uterine Fibroid Embolization.

Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE)

Uterine fibroids, non-cancerous tumors that grow within the uterus affect at least 20% of women age 30 and above.

Uterine fibroid embolization effectively treats these tumors through a procedure that doesn’t require invasive surgery or a hospital stay, and has a swift recovery time.

The procedure involves inserting a thin tube called a catheter either through the leg or wrist. Micro particles are injected through the catheter into the blood vessels that feed the fibroids. Once their supply of blood is cut-off, the fibroids begin to shrink and die.

Nearly 90 percent of patients with fibroids who undergo UFE experience relief from their symptoms.

You have options besides a hysterectomy

It is important to be proactive about your health, evaluate all treatment options, and choose the best option for you.

Dr. Neel Patel, MD is a board-certified vascular and interventional radiologist specializing in UFE. He is the founder and medical director of Minimally Invasive Center of Atlanta located in Duluth and Decatur, Georgia. His practice is recognized as one of the leading centers for the treatment of uterine fibroids.

To find out if UFE is a suitable option for the treatment of your uterine fibroids, contact Dr. Neel Patel to schedule a consultation.

Learn how you can be symptom-free with UFE.

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